The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society’s journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 51st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2024, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
Historically, the campus of the Historically Black College and/or University has been inclusive and accepting for students, faculty, and staff members who hailed from various socio-economic statuses, geographical location, and even, political affiliations. However, for the individual who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer, there is often no recoprocity in their experience on their respective HBCU campus.
2024 Conference on John Milton
The 2024 Conference on John Milton will take place June 10-12, 2024, in conjunction with the Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SMRS) at Saint Louis University. The official call for papers and the conference poster will appear in late October, and the portal for submitting abstracts of proposed papers, panel sessions, and roundtables will open shortly afterwards in early November. The deadline for abstract submissions will be December 31, 2023. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by February 15, 2024.
The conference is sponsored by Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis.
This panel examines the continuum of intersectional crime fiction writing in a U.S. context, illuminating the methods, exemplary texts, and narrative strategies that embrace inclusive tenets and movements, from Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ+ rights to #ownvoices and neurodivergence. The panel aims to investigate the possibilities and challenges presented by the incorporation of diverse social identities and critique of power structures within narrative cartography. This inquiry entails an exploration of how marginalized identities, including racial, gender, health status, veteran status, and class, are represented and interrogated within the broad range of crime fiction writing.
In the introduction to the collection Technologies of Speculative Fiction (2022), Sherryl Vint writes, “The same technologies that now give women more options regarding reproductive choices are simultaneously utilized by the Christian Right to agitate for regressive legislation that would limit reproductive options even more.” As we experience the continued narrowing of legal access to abortion as enabled by reproductive technologies, such as the attempt to overturn the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, how do feminist envisionings of the future help us re-frame our current political reality? This session seeks paper proposals that explore the experience of (re)reading feminist speculative fiction in the current post-Roe v. Wade climate.
Call for Papers
2024 EALA Annual Conference
Conference Organizers: ROC English and American Literature Association (EALA, Taiwan) and National Tsing Hua University
Date: October 19, 2024
Venue: National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Many Indigenous communities have suffered, and continue to suffer, dire consequences from the dominant trend of ascribing primary value to the written word, considering what is not recorded as surplus data. These consequences can result either from what is selected for inclusion in the Written Record, or from what is omitted; in either case, the problem stems from a dominant culture that values the written word over knowledge transmitted through the oral tradition or held by living, unpublished knowledge keepers.
Bob Dylan – Questions on Masculinity
Bob Dylan turned 80 in 2021, still active and still the subject of controversy. People love both to hate and to love the old songwriter, musician, artist, and Nobel Prize winner. Dylan is one of the world's biggest celebrities, a riddle who prefers to surprise rather than to live up to the expectations of the audience or the media. His songs have since long become classics in the songbooks of world literature, and questions on masculinity have been raised in relation to Dylan as a star and as an artist.
This seminar is inspired by the germinating discussions on gender and masculinity in Dylan’s songs, performance, artwork, and stardom.
Call for Abstracts for Issue 17 (Autumn 2024)
Trash: Cycles of the Im_Material
Guest Editors: Marco Presago, Juliane Saupe, Tobias Schädel
Two conceptual territories bracket Europe’s imaginary geography: Greco-Roman Antiquity and the modern Balkans. According to Artemis Leontis, an “abstract principle of territorial identification” ties the political and cultural life of both modern Hellas and Western Europe to ancient Greek civilization. Rome has similarly been at the center of “a long and ongoing tradition of appropriating classical history and literature” to foster imperialist “narrative[s] of the exceptional progress” (Barnard). In comparison, the space of the Balkans seems peripheral to the project of European identity.
The editors of this important volume are putting together a collection of essays on Dark (2017-2020) for publication which is currently entitled Dark Reflections. Created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, Netflix's groundbreaking German original series, Dark, premiered in 2017, and spanned three thought-provoking seasons. Set in the small town of Winden, the series revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a child and the subsequent unraveling of family secrets spanning several generations. As the story unfolds, intricate time loops and paradoxes emerge, propelling the characters into a tangled web of interconnected destinies.